The Method

Having secured a good photograph, rub a little pumice stone over it

with the finger, and then, if it is mounted, remove it from the card by

placing it in warm water and allowing it to soak for an hour or two, or

over night if necessary. After it is thus freed from the card lay it

face down on a piece of glass, and sponge off all the starch from the

back. Cut a piece of blotting paper the size of the picture and lay it

n a glass, wetting it with water applied with a sponge; then lay the

photograph, still wet, on the blotting paper, and, with a sponge,

remove all the surplus water from its surface. Now proceed to color it

according to the directions given in the preceding pages for coloring

photographs with transparent liquid water colors. In case you should

put on too much color, let the photograph soak a few moments in warm

water, when the surplus color will gradually come out, and you may then

recolor it. After it has been finished to your satisfaction, proceed to

mount it according to the directions next given.